Volume 30 Saturday, August 28, 2004 Page 1 of 1


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Here are some quotes from the interview.

Nolan: "This Batman is grounded in reality," Nolan explains, leaning against the bar of a nearby restaurant during a break in filming. "He has no super-powers; all he has is his wealth, which he uses to obtain the technology he needs to do what he has to do."

"Batman is one of the great figures of pop culture, but there has to be a good reason for making this film."

"I wanted to make sure that the Batmobile, like everything else in the film, is possible and believable."

"This is probably the biggest film I will ever do, and if I didn't treat it seriously, nobody else would," he says. "I wanted to make Batman more like a creature, more like a beast, than a human being. I didn't want him to be just a funny bloke in a fancy-dress costume. You're either going to look like a complete fool or you're going to look like a bad-ass. So you have to look like a bad-ass."

Bale: "This Batman remains in the shadows and is fuelled by a great deal of rage," says Bale, 30. "He has tremendous anger. He's not a knight in shining armour, because of his personal need for revenge."

Holmes: "Christian's a great Batman," she says. "I
got the chills when I first saw him in his costume. He's also ideal for the part because he's got a bit of a dark side, too."

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